Mark Armstrong (trumpet)

Mark’s playing career has included a wide variety of styles and genres including The Clark Tracey’s Quintet, The Robin Jones’s Sextet, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra and The Peter Long’s Gillespiana in which the Times described his playing as “pirouetting through Gillespie’s breaks quicker than a hummingbird’s wings” and the Guardian described him as “the solo star of the outfit”.

Mark was nominated in the best trumpet category of the 2007 Ronnie Scott Jazz Awards. Mark still performs regularly as a jazz trumpet player: as a member of the Ronnie Scott Jazz Orchestra and in his own quartet.

His additional education work includes his position as Jazz Professor at the Royal College of Music, Artistic Director to the National youth Jazz Orchestra and jazz examiner for the ABRSM.

Mark is a past winner of the BBC Big Band arranging prize.